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Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy: No reason to play starters after second quarter
October 8, 2011
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said pulling quarterback Brandon Weeden with five minutes left in the second quarter wasn’t meant to be a slight against Kansas.
Game Balls and Gassers: Oklahoma State
October 8, 2011
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers …
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A6
Road work planned for the week of Oct. 9, 2011
Around and about in local business
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A6
Local business news for the week ending October 8, 2011.
Matt Tait’s football notebook: Players say fans should be patient with KU coach Turner Gill
October 8, 2011
Message boards, Twitter feeds and a variety of KU web sites raged with a similar message during and after the Kansas University football team’s latest lopsided loss, a 70-28 setback at Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Emergency crews dispatched to accident near Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A5
Emergency crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at approximately 10:45 p.m. on the 5000 block of Clinton Parkway.
Lawrence version of Occupy Wall Street protest springs up
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Occupy Wall Street populist protest movement that has sprung up across the nation made its way to Lawrence on Saturday, as more than 100 people gathered outside the U.S. Bank at Ninth and Massachusetts streets.
Statistics indicate it’s unlikely that missing Kansas City baby was abducted by stranger
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
Decades of statistics on infant abductions in the U.S. suggest one of the least likely scenarios in last week’s disappearance of a Kansas City baby is that a stranger broke into her home and quietly snatched her from her crib.
Easy Pickens: Jayhawks set more records for futility in 70-28 loss to Oklahoma State
October 8, 2011
At this point, it almost has become a carnival-like atmosphere around the Kansas University football team. Come one, come all, schedule the Jayhawks and set a school record. Find the magic combination and you may be able to rewrite your entire record book.
Kansas task force working in secret on tax proposal
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A1
There is a task force in state government that is going to deliver to Gov. Sam Brownback a tax proposal that could affect every Kansan.
Lawrence lags in updating equipment, City Hall report says
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A1
The city of Lawrence’s finances are solid, but some of the equipment that city employees use for their jobs may be a little less so, according to a new report out of City Hall.
No defense for KU coach Turner Gill
October 8, 2011
Somewhere, two large men had to be experiencing unspoken, non-stop “told-you-so” moments Saturday as score updates crawled across the bottom of their TV screens or iPhones, or however they get their information.
Questions and answers abound about trash issues as Solid Waste Task Force prepares recommendations
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A1
Lawrence city commissioners are inching closer to their own trash day as a city-appointed task force moves toward delivering recommendations on how to change the city’s trash and recycling services.
Emergency halftime column: Gun for 100, Gundy!
October 8, 2011
Running up the score is considered bad form and I get that, in high school. I never have understood the big deal about college football teams putting huge numbers on the board, especially teams in the run for national titles.
Statistics suggest KC baby unlikely taken by stranger
October 8, 2011
Experts say there’s a good chance a missing Kansas City baby is alive if a stranger kidnapped her.
One person dead following all-terrain vehicle accident in field east of Baldwin City
09:09 a.m., October 8, 2011 Updated 07:59 p.m. in print edition on A3
Douglas County emergency officials were called on Saturday morning to the scene of a fatality accident in a field east of Baldwin City involving an all terrain vehicle, dispatchers said.
KU student hit by car while walking on campus
October 8, 2011
A Kansas University student was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with minor injuries after being struck by a car driven by another student around 12:35 p.m.
Pump Patrol
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.19 at several stations.
Lawrence man reports laptop computer stolen
October 8, 2011
A 22-year-old Lawrence man reported someone stole his black Dell laptop computer valued at $1,119 in a vehicle burglary that occurred between Sept. 29 and 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of West Sixth Street.
$1,200 worth of CDs reported stolen
October 8, 2011
A 26-year-old Kansas University student reported to police that 120 CDs valued at $10 each, or $1,200 total were stolen.
LG television reported stolen
October 8, 2011
A 45-year-old Lawrence man reported a $2,020 LG television was taken in a burglary of his residence in the 2200 block of Harper Street.
Tale of the Tape: KU vs. Oklahoma State
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B5
The Jayhawks have continued to show that they can run the football, no matter who the opponent is. Never was that more evident than last week, when second-leading rusher Darrian Miller went down early and was replaced by red-shirt freshman Brandon Bourbon, who, ho-hum, picked up the first 100-yard game of his career.
Junior linebacker taking steps forward
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B5
Kansas University junior Malcolm Walker may have figured out the fastest way to earn more playing time. Finish near the top of the stat sheet in tackles and the coaches will have no choice but to at least consider giving him more snaps.
Chris Carpenter outduels Roy Halladay, Cardinals edge Phils
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B4
The ultimate ace, it turned out, belonged to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Nyjer Morgan lifts Brewers past D-backs in 10, into NLCS
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B4
Nyjer Morgan denounced his “haters.” He suggested he might celebrate by taking a nice, relaxing bath. Then he erupted with a cackle.
Baylor upends KU soccer
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B3
Despite a goal by junior Whitney Berry in the 71st minute, Kansas University’s soccer team fell to Baylor, 3-1, on Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
LHS, FSHS tennis put several into 6A state
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B3
Three Lawrence High girls tennis players and three Free State High players qualified for the Class 6A state tournament after finishing in the top six at regionals on Friday at the Lawrence High Tennis Facility.
AP sources: Big East leaders discuss expansion
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B2
Big East leaders still aren’t sure which schools to invite to their troubled conference.
No. 5 Boise State dominates Fresno State 57-7
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B2
Geraldo Boldewijn caught two touchdown passes in his first game back from suspension and No. 5 Boise State extended its dominance over former WAC rival Fresno State in a 57-7 victory Friday night.
Big 12 tip: stay at 10
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
Big, bad Texas wanted its own TV network and all the money that goes with it. The original plan called for the Longhorn Network to televise high school games, giving Texas an even greater recruiting advantage.
Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin finally getting back onto field
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
Here’s what most Chiefs fans know of Jon Baldwin: He’s a highly-touted wide receiver whose checkered history in college caused his draft stock to fall and his fight with a teammate in training camp resulted in an injury that’s kept him out all season.
Miss Angel’ Morris accepts Life Saver award
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
Angel Morris, the mother of former Kansas University basketball forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris, received Headquarters Counseling Center’s inaugural Life Saver Award on Friday night at Maceli’s.
Once a generation: Scintillating Strauss runs wild in Lions’ rout of Raiders
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
Another week, another dominant performance from Lawrence High junior quarterback Brad Strauss.
Veritas blanks KC East, 60-0
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B6
Preston Randall rushed for 94 yards and five touchdowns on nine carries as Veritas beat K.C. East, 60-0, to move to 6-0 on Friday at the Eagles Nest. Veritas plays host to Cair Paravel of Topeka next week, then faces St. Marys Academy, which the Eagles played in the state championship last season.
High school football roundup
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B6
A roundup of scores from area high schools.
Bradley McDougald has made strides since first start at safety vs. OSU in 2010
October 8, 2011 in print edition on B10
After playing most of his first two seasons at wide receiver, Kansas University’s Bradley McDougald found himself shifted to safety for the final two games of his sophomore season.
Money, not just school rivalries, at stake in Big 12 shake-up
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A3
There is tremendous interest in the musical chairs game currently being played by schools that have been, or currently are, members of the Big 12 Conference, as well as universities that may become part of the conference.
Faith Forum: How different do you think the America’s religious life would’ve been if Columbus hadn’t ‘sailed the ocean blue’ in 1492?
October 8, 2011
Robert Minor and the Rev. Matt Sturtevant answer.
Around and About for October 8, 2011
October 8, 2011
Bishop Seabury Academy will have its Fall Open House from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
4-H and FCE news for October 8, 2011
October 8, 2011
Kanwaka FCE will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Muriel Maness, 1877 E. 950 Road.
Club news for October 8, 2011
October 8, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its Oct. 1 meeting with hosts John and Willi Stark.
‘Rules’ finds a steady engagement
October 8, 2011
“Rules of Engagement” (7 p.m., CBS) begins its sixth season tonight. That may come as a surprise to millions.
Horoscope for Oct. 8
October 8, 2011
Understand what the true cost is of heading down the same path with a key person. Obviously, this person holds a lot of your interest. If you are single, this conflict might not be as serious for those who are married. Be honest with yourself and with others. You cannot turn caring on and off like a faucet. Pisces opens up doors to different aspects of your life.
25 years ago: Change to current liquor laws debated
October 8, 2011
A crowd of about 150 people, mostly Kansas University students, attended a recent debate on the liquor-by-the-drink issue.
40 years ago: Clinton Lake money awaiting approval in Washington
October 8, 2011
A bill that was to send $1.8 million to this area for the partial construction of Clinton Lake was “sitting somewhere on President Nixon’s desk” awaiting his signature.
New Deal II
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
Our U.S. unemployment rate is said to be 9.1 percent. I believe it is much higher because many people have given up trying for employment. Other unemployed people despair of success and never even try to get a job.
Speedy neutrino upsets scientific absolutes
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
The world as we know it is on the brink of disintegration, on the verge of dissolution. No, I’m not talking about the collapse of the euro, of international finance, of the Western economies, of the democratic future, of the unipolar moment, of the American dream, of French banks, of Greece as a going concern, of Europe as an idea, of Pax Americana
100 years ago: Hundreds of female students rally on campus for girls’ dormitory
October 8, 2011
“As far as the eye could see between Robinson Gymnasium and Fraser hall there was one long procession of girls.”
Reducing poverty should be top priority
October 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
With each passing month, the unemployment lines swell with downtrodden members of America’s middle class, once the strength of our nation. Without an infusion of jobs, their plight will continue to grow. And that spells even more poverty among the disadvantaged. All the while, Congress continues to posture, in hopes of gaining political clout and eventual re-election. Any mention of poverty and the emerging threat to our social structure is met with spurious charges of “class warfare.”